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Access to Work

The department for work and pensions provide an Access to Work grant for those individuals who are looking to: start work stay in work move into self-employment or start a business and would benefit from practical support to do this.   The grant is not…

Access to work fund (Department for work and pensions)

An Access to Work grant can pay for practical support if you have a disability, health or mental health condition to help you: start working stay in work move into self-employment or start a business To find out further information click here or visit the Department…

Ambitious about Autism - transition to employment toolkit

Ambitious about Autism and The Autism Education Trust have launched a new employment toolkit to support autistic young people into the job market. The Transition to employment toolkit is free to download and aims to prevent autistic young people falling out of education, employment or…

Blackburn with Darwen Council's Reasonable Expectations of Post 16 Providers for Meeting Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND)

Every Local Authority (LA) has a duty to explain and publish the special educational provision it expects post 16 providers to ordinarily make for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND).  In response to this the LA has drafted this document…

Blackburn with Darwen SEND Strategy 2018-21

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council worked with families and service providers to develop our SEND Strategy.   This strategy sets out how Blackburn with Darwen Council, Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commission Group (CCG), and the people they work with, will all work together to help children…

Blackburn with Darwen: Young People Community Transitions

Calling for Ideas about our Day Services Offer for Young People in Transition aged 18-25 We are interested in developing ideas for our specialist and community-based day service offer to young people aged 18-25. We would welcome ideas about what needs to be in place…

Bridging the Gap - A Guide to Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAS) in Higher Education

You may be eligible for additional financial support while you are studying. Disabled Students’ Allowances are grants to pay for the extra costs you may have as a result of your disability. These grants do not have to be paid back. Student Finance England is…

BwD PiP attend Parent Carer Forum Annual Conference

The Steering Group of our local Parent Carers Forum (PiP) recently attended the annual conference of the National Network of Parent Carer Forums. This was held in Coventry in November, and was a two day event. The first day consisted of workshops on topics that…

BwD PiP Information and Guidance Sessions 2019

Empowering Parent Carers through Information Sharing Families caring for a child with additional needs, a long term medical condition or disability are invited to attend any of our advice and guidance sessions or coffee mornings. Please click on the links in the Downloads box for…

Co-production Booklet

On the 30th January 2018 Blackburn with Darwen parents and carers and staff from Blackburn with Darwen Council and Health Services came together to take part in a co-production training session. What is co-production? Co-production is when service providers work well together with families and…